Today's Highlight in History:
On this date:
In 1866, Lucy B. Hobbs became the first woman to graduate from a dental（牙齿的，牙科的） school, the Ohio College of Dental Surgery in Cincinnati.
In 1916, the World War One Battle of Verdun（凡尔登） began in France.
In 1947, Edwin H. Land publicly demonstrated his Polaroid Land camera（宝丽来相机） , which could produce a black-and-white photograph in 60 seconds.
In 1972, President Nixon began his historic visit to China.
In 1975, former Attorney General John N. Mitchell and former White House aides H.R. Haldeman and John D. Ehrlichman were sentenced to two and a-half to eight years in prison for their roles in the Watergate cover-up.
Ten years ago: Addressing the US Congress, Czechoslovak President Vaclav Havel said his nation welcomed US help after decades of Soviet5 domination, but also said Europe should eventually "decide for itself" how long American and Soviet troops should remain.
Five years ago: The United States and Mexico signed an agreement to unlock $20 billion in US support to stabilize6 the peso（比索） , but under tough conditions. Chicago stockbroker7 Steve Fossett became the first person to fly solo across the Pacific Ocean in a balloon, landing in Leader, Saskatchewan, Canada.
One year ago: Secretary of State Madeleine Albright reported little progress toward a Kosovo peace settlement during talks in Rambouillet, France.
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